‘The biggest pantomime Worthing has ever seen’. All-star cast lined-up to star in Peter Pan!

The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan runs from 2 December until 8 January 2017 at The Pavilion Theatre Worthing. Early Bird tickets are now available: http://worthingtheatres.co.uk/peter-pan/

Richard ‘Dick’ McCourt, known to millions as one half of legendary kids’ comedy duo Dick & Dom, will be joined by pop star Amelia Lily, top telly comic Patrick Monahan and X Factor star Lloyd Daniels in Worthing’s biggest ever production of The Pantomime Adventures of  Peter Pan this Christmas.

With more than twenty years of entertaining the nation under his belt, family favourite funny man Richard is prepped to pack Peter Pan with plenty of pedigree panto comedy, as the hilarious pirate Smee! He first burst onto our screens with comedy partner in crime Dominic ‘Dom’ Wood in 1996 where the pair brought after school mayhem and madness to kids’ TV diets. As they took their first steps into the wild and wacky world of kids’ telly, the duo could have little idea that they’d carve out a lasting, award winning TV career that would see them celebrate their twenty years on the showbiz circuit in 2016. After cutting their comedy teeth in the 90s on kids’ telly, the boys went on to front their own live weekend entertainment show on BBC1 in 2002 to much critical acclaim. Dick and Dom in da Bungalow became a double BAFTA award winning sensation for the BBC, running for five seasons and firmly confirming the duo’s status as one of the most memorable and entertaining names in show business.

Joining Richard in our swashbuckling tale is pop singer, X Factor finalist and star of the stage, Amelia Lily, who will be putting her powerhouse vocals to use as she joins an all-star cast production as the feisty, fun- loving Tiger Lily. She shot to fame in 2011 in one of the most watched and critically acclaimed series of hit telly talent contest The X Factor. Amelia’s powerful renditions of pop-rock classics, alongside her unique look and strong stage presence proved popular with judges and the viewing public alike, earning her comparisons to Kelly Clarkson and Christina Aguilera to name just a few. Amelia regularly topped the public vote from week to week, eventually going on to reach the finals where she finished in third place behind Marcus Collins and Little Mix.

After the show, she was signed by Sony, securing a £500,000 recording contract with the music industry giant. Her first single You Bring Me Joy went straight into the charts at number Two. The follow-up singles Shut Up (And Give Me Whatever You Got) and Party Over were both well-received, making the top twenty and top forty respectively. As an established name on the pop circuit Amelia toured the UK and supported both Girls Aloud and Olly Murs on their sell out arena tours in 2013. Most recently she starred as the lead in the west end production of American Idiot, and is currently touring the UK.

Bringing his comedy talents to panto land and playing the role of Captain Hook is favourite of the comedy circuit Patrick Monahan. In recent years Patrick has enjoyed a meteoric rise up the comedy ladder and has quickly established a career that blends TV appearances with solo stand up tours. Constantly working, last year he played over 300 gigs throughout the UK and Europe, had another successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe and appeared in far-flung hotspots including Dubai, Bahrain and Costa Rica.

He won the hit ITV contest Show Me The Funny which led to the release of his debut DVD Patrick Monahan Live and won Best Newcomer at the Loaded LAFTA Awards and Forth Radio’s Best Stand-Up People’s Choice Award for his Edinburgh hit show Hug Me I Feel Good and also took part in Let’s Dance for Sports Relief on BBC. Most recently Patrick’s been seen on BBC 1’s The One Show, Celebrity Squares, Splash, Fake Reaction and Man Up in addition to hosting Jongleurs Live for Sky and 12 Again for children’s BBC.

Joining our line up and squaring up to Captain Hook will be X Factor finalist and stage performer Lloyd Daniels who takes on the title role of Peter Pan. Lloyd, who headlined The X Factor 2010 arena tour, taking in 58 different venues, and selling-out across the country, comes to Worthing having headlined Bill Kenwright’s UK tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He has earned both rave reviews from audiences and shot to critical acclaim with five star reviews branding him ‘the perfect Joseph’.

As a solo artist, Lloyd has had chart success with his EP Suburbian Girl and has a loyal following of fans across the country. Aside from the music world, a string of television interviews, shoots with national magazines and touring theatre productions have ensured that Lloyd has never been far from the spotlight since he left The X Factor stage.

Speaking of the show pantomime producer Paul Holman said:
“I am delighted to have secured such an incredible line-up in what is sure to be the biggest pantomime ever seen in Worthing. Our all-star line-up has brilliant comedy and musical talents making them the perfect cast to star in our traditional pantomime tale of Peter Pan. Worthing audiences have a festive firecracker of a show to look forward to.”

The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan runs from 2 December until 8 January 2017 at The Pavilion Theatre Worthing.
Early Bird tickets are now available: http://worthingtheatres.co.uk/peter-pan/